skip to content
Edin Dzeko produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Edin Dzeko is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Edin Dzeko. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.
Sergio Aguero produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Gael Clichy crosses the ball, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Effort on goal by James Milner from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar. David Silva goes off and Joleon Lescott comes on.
Effort on goal by Sergio Aguero from 12 yards. Clearance by Brede Hangeland. Samir Nasri has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Edin Dzeko produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Sergio Aguero. Direct free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.
Carlos Tevez goes off and Sergio Aguero comes on.
Shot by Edin Dzeko from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by James Milner, comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.
Edin Dzeko challenges Brede Hangeland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Shot from 25 yards by Carlos Tevez. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by James Milner. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Briggs.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Giorgos Karagounis played to the near post, David Silva manages to make a clearance.
Sascha Riether sends in a cross, Matija Nastasic gets a block in. Ashkan Dejagah leaves the field to be replaced by Mladen Petric.
David Silva is ruled offside. Sascha Riether restarts play with the free kick.
Gareth Barry fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by David Silva from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
David Silva scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 2-0 Fulham.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Tevez.
Matthew Briggs replaces Kieran Richardson.
Francisco Javi Garcia challenges Bryan Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Francisco Javi Garcia. Giorgos Karagounis takes the direct free kick.
(Man City) makes a substitution, with Samir Nasri coming on for Pablo Zabaleta.
The ball is crossed by Francisco Javi Garcia, Sascha Riether makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, Vincent Kompany takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland. Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.
James Milner fouled by Kieran Richardson, the ref awards a free kick. Kieran Richardson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. David Silva crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Kieran Richardson.
Gael Clichy produces a cross, clearance by Aaron Hughes. Foul by David Silva on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Dimitar Berbatov. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Steve Sidwell produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
The ball is crossed by Bryan Ruiz.
David Silva fouled by Ashkan Dejagah, the ref awards a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta takes the direct free kick.
Steve Sidwell fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by David Silva, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.
Unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
Matija Nastasic concedes a free kick for a foul on Dimitar Berbatov. Direct free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
Damien Duff produces a cross, Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.
Carlos Tevez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Kieran Richardson gets a block in.
Giorgos Karagounis produces a cross.
Centre by Ashkan Dejagah, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Gael Clichy on Damien Duff, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
James Milner crosses the ball.
Header by Ashkan Dejagah from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Silva by Giorgos Karagounis. Giorgos Karagounis is cautioned. Strike on goal comes in from Carlos Tevez from the free kick.
Foul by Carlos Tevez on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Bryan Ruiz takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Giorgos Karagounis.
Carlos Tevez has an effort at goal from 30 yards. Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.
Centre by Kieran Richardson, clearance by Matija Nastasic.
Francisco Javi Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov. Direct free kick taken by Damien Duff.
David Silva gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
Centre by David Silva, Edin Dzeko takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.
The ball is sent over by Damien Duff, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
Centre by Gael Clichy, clearance by Aaron Hughes.
Centre by Gael Clichy.
Centre by Steve Sidwell, clearance by Matija Nastasic.
The ball is crossed by Sascha Riether, clearance made by Matija Nastasic.
Edin Dzeko has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. A goal is scored by David Silva from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Edin Dzeko.
Foul by Giorgos Karagounis on Carlos Tevez, free kick awarded. Gareth Barry restarts play with the free kick.
Mancini wary of Fulham threat
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is wary of the threat posed by Fulham, despite the Londoners' recent dip in results.
City have the chance to apply pressure to their rivals as they take on the Cottagers at home a day before leaders Manchester United face a tough test at Tottenham.
Mancini said: "Fulham are a good team, they have good players. When we played them away, we won the game in the last second.
"We played very well and deserved to win but this will be a different game. They won their last game away against West Brom, they are very dangerous on counter-attack.
"Their manager has big experience and he knows he can do well. It depends on us."
City could be boosted by the return of star striker Sergio Aguero for the clash with Martin Jol's men.
The Argentinian has missed the last two games after tearing a hamstring in the New Year's Day win over Stoke.
Forward Samir Nasri is back from suspension and midfielder Jack Rodwell, out since October with the latest in a series of hamstring problems, could be on the bench.
Mancini said: "I am happy because I am sure Jack will be an important player for us in the future, because he is young.
"If we have solved his problem - his hamstring injuries have been often - he will be an important player.
"He will be ready, but probably for 20 minutes, no more."
Midfield linchpin Yaya Toure is on international duty but Micah Richards and fellow defender Maicon are now the only injury concerns.
Meanwhile, Jol does not feel his side are suffering a dip in form despite having won just one Barclays Premier League game since Christmas.
Jol's side visit the Etihad Stadium before facing leaders Manchester United twice in a week - either side of a home game against West Ham.
The Cottagers head into the weekend 13th in the table, but Jol reckons the team are doing well and hopes they kick on in the new year - just as they did last season.
"We are still unbeaten in January," he said.
"We have won two away games at West Brom and Blackpool and two draws against Blackpool and Wigan, so it is not alarming.
"The only thing is if you compare us with last season we had an unbelievable spell after Christmas and if the league had run for six months we would have finished in the top five.
"We would like to bring in one or two players in the next couple of weeks but if not I feel that we are strong enough to get points.
"We had 52 points last year but with different players. For example, Clint Dempsey was scoring all of our winning goals."
Jol has confirmed Dimitar Berbatov will return to his side for the clash.
The striker was rested for Tuesday's FA Cup third-round replay win over Blackpool but Jol has said Berbatov will be named in his team.
Steve Sidwell is also available after recovering from a hamstring problem but both Mahamadou Diarra (knee) and Kerim Frei (pelvis) are still missing.
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk